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Not everybody can get into Clemson...

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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:02 PM
 

Sorry parents, but that's just how it is.

Doesn't matter how unfair it is that your 4th generation kid with a 4.5 GPA and 35 ACT score who was valedictorian and earned 9 varsity letters and was captain of the charity & volunteer clubs got waitlisted or Bridge'd.

Clemson is very high-profile all over the country these days, and the school simply isn't going to double in size. Lots of worthy students are going to (inevitably) be turned away. Shoot, there's no way I would have gotten in if I had applied this year or beyond

Instead of moaning and groaning over it, why not at least give the Bridge program some fair consideration? Dabo recently spoke out against the immediate transfer rule...he said sometimes, kids need to learn to stick it out. I think the same philosophy applies here.

These Bridge kids are lucky to have the chance to work their way into Clemson when so many more have been turned away! They get a very similar kind of experience for a year+, then get to graduate like any Clemson student who had started there from day 1

I understand why it would be disappointing not to make it in from the start. And exploring other college choices may be the best route for certain kids who get accepted into the Bridge too. But please refrain from lashing out against the University admissions folks for simply trying to do their (very difficult) jobs.

Nobody wants to be told "no"....But to a greater extent, nobody wants to be the one to have to say "no"

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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:06 PM
 



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Nobody cares what you think, coot...

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 8:32 AM
 

Do us a favor and head back to your safe space at that liberal arts girl's skewl.

smh

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What would the less fortunate people do for several years...

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 8:38 AM
 

after GED/HS, if the government didn't provide a decent alternative such as public education & a gathering place to distract them?

Roam the land? We've got enough of that coming over the border.

Really, it's all relative bob. I'm sure it was extremely difficult for many.



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Less fortunate people?

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 8:42 AM
 

Are there no poor houses?

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Very telling; you thought poor, when there is a myriad...

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:05 AM
 

of ways to be less fortunate than others.

I'll need a few pages from you on this before I'll continue wasting another moment of this fantastic morning on the less fortunate.

A good day to you sir.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:16 AM
 

.

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If pigs are so smart, why do 66% of them use weak and inferior materials during construction?


Apparently or we'd cull it for the betterment of man.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:22 AM
 

That's morality.

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Re: Apparently or we'd cull it for the betterment of man.

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:35 AM
 



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If pigs are so smart, why do 66% of them use weak and inferior materials during construction?


Touché....pardon my Dickens reference

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:19 AM
 

Happy Tuesday, Scroo I mean DSP

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Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...

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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:10 PM
 

I would have loved for my daughter to go to Clemson but frankly Florida has a much lower acceptance rate and a better school for her. I will still love Clemson, but no f-ing way she does a bridge program when she is accepted to Florida, FSU, Auburn, Alabama & Tennessee...


Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...


Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:14 PM
 

Sure. Exactly like I said - "exploring other college choices may be the best route for certain kids who get accepted into the Bridge...."

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:12 AM
 

Can she play football? Bet she wouldn’t have to bridge.

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Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:15 AM
 

It was smart of you to list schools with bigger enrollments than Clemson, really helps make your point when the other schools have more spots to offer.

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Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...


Posted: Feb 14, 2018 2:27 AM
 

Much larger schools, so there was never a question of acceptance in those schools. They don’t need bridge programs

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Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...


Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:42 AM
 



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Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...


Posted: Feb 14, 2018 3:11 AM
 

That sounds like ######## demands by those protestors and it appears that CU agree to everyone of then including their safe space and hiring more black professors. I hope good ones weren’t fired in order to fulfill a protest requirement

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The bridge program is not all that different from being a

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 2:15 PM
 

Clemson student. I don't see the difference. So what they don't get to live in Byrnes. Byrnes is a dump.

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Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...


Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:10 PM
 

I would have loved for my daughter to go to Clemson but frankly Florida has a much lower acceptance rate and a better school for her. I will still love Clemson, but no f-ing way she does a bridge program when she is accepted to Florida, FSU, Auburn, Alabama & Tennessee...


I’ll agree on Florida but others not so much***


Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:22 PM
 




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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:28 PM
 

We are in agreement! AU and Alabama are good since they accept early (rolling admission process). US News has Florida as #9 public university and has a 7-year med program.


Of the schools you listed...


Posted: Feb 13, 2018 4:28 PM
 

Only Florida is widely considered a better school than Clemson. Thus of course the admissions would be more lax.


Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...


Posted: Feb 14, 2018 3:15 AM
 

Again she got in those schools because they are MUCH larger schools and have plenty of room. If you had wanted your daughter to have the experience she should have stayed and did it.. the statement should have IF your daughter really wanted to go to Clemson so bad, she should have stayed and did the bridge or tried changing her major to get in

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Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...


Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:20 PM
 

Sorry but I think Clemson invented Bridge just to make their Freshman profile look better in the publications and rankings. There’s no other explanation. These students are getting university housing and access to pretty much everything but Greek life. So there is room for them. These are solid students too. I had one child get accepted directly a few years ago and one that just got Bridged with literally carbon copy numbers and resume. It has just become that much more competitive with the success of the football program and the desire to recruit out of state tuition students because of declining state funding. The sad thing is this child really wants to go to Clemson, and my other one ultimately went somewhere else due to their major. She also has a passion for animals and Ag. It’s a shame more of those students can’t get in instead of people from other states and countries who will likely have little interest in remaining in and having an impact on the state or area. I understand the rankings and research arguments too but I just think it has become a little lopsided.


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Posted: Feb 12, 2018 10:25 PM
 

I think you’re right. My daughter loves Clemson football but it seems many students now don’t care as much. But it really wasn’t a great fit since she wants to be a doctor.


Why wouldn't Clemson be a good fit for someone wanting

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 7:34 PM
 

to be a doctor?!?

There are many Clemson alums who are doctors. Look at the state medical schools and you'll see that Clemson is the most represented undergraduate school at both.

If you're talking about a combined BS/MD program, then Clemson obviously can't help with that like Florida can. It doesn't diminish the fact that Clemson is great for pre-med if that is what someone is interested in.


All big colleges do this

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 8:30 AM
 

I'm from Georgia. Everybody in the state of Georgia wants to go to UGA. UGA can't admit everyone, so they have a similar program to the Bridge at Gainesville state, which THOUSANDS of kids are happy to get into every year as a means to eventually end up at UGA

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Re: Not everybody can get into Clemson...

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:24 AM
 

She didn’t get in under AG or animal science? What were her scores?


HUH? What are you talking about?

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 4:31 PM
 

In previous years the classes were at Tricounty. Housing was elsewhere, and no dining facility,. They could use Fike, the library etc, but otherwise not much in the way of Clemson facilities.

How can you say "Clemson has room for them"? Don't get me wrong, I am in favor of it, but I don't see it as just a scam to make the school look better and improve rankings.

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well said...

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 9:40 AM
 

I agree completely. What we want is a selective university, not one that allows nepotism/legacy to override quality

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Thanks

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 11:21 AM
 

the crybabies are out in full force today

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The reality is that nobody gives two ##### where you went to undergrad

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 10:26 AM
 

In fact, outside of maybe finance/engineering, nobody cares about your undergrad degree at all.

Parents, do yourself a favor. Send your kid to the cheapest option. It's better to go to UNCC and graduate top of your class.

Trust me. It's all a racket. It's good for conversation at tailgates but otherwise you're better off just saving your money and being the biggest fish in the smallest pond.

My brother learned this the hard way attending Duke. He always tells me he wishes he had just gone to UNCC, saved the money, and been big man on campus so to speak. Having a more expensive Duke degree did literally nothing for him when it came time to apply to law school. Nothing. It's a numbers game.

Don't believe the lies. Your child isn't special. Do what's best for your wallet and if your kids are truly great then the cream will rise to the top regardless of the letters on their diploma.


Quite true that the cream of the crop


Posted: Feb 13, 2018 12:06 PM
 

Has been proven to rise regardless of undergrad institution . Intelligence and drive absolutely prove to be a million times more important. Whether attemding Harvard or a small relatively poorly known school, the best and brightest succeed similarly. So you’re very right that undergrad matters little(with the possible exception of a few fields) and drive and intelligence determine much more

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but but but


Posted: Feb 13, 2018 1:25 PM
 

your brother had the satisfaction of telling people he went to Duke...

or, more importantly, your parents had the satisfaction of telling people their son goes to Duke

Isn't that what it's all about?

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Thank you! I'm amazed at how many people here lately

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 7:37 PM
 

seem to view Clemson attendance as a right. Clemson is a very good school. It will not - and should not - lower its standards to allow in less competitive applicants.


Re: Thank you! I'm amazed at how many people here lately


Posted: Feb 14, 2018 8:21 AM
 

Yep, some people just don't get it

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I thought Clemson gave scholarships to


Posted: Feb 13, 2018 7:41 PM
 

SC valedictorians with pretty much guaranteed acceptance - not true?

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Posted: Feb 14, 2018 9:35 AM
 

The example the OP gave was not a good one...If you are valedictorian, have a 4.5, and 35 ACT you are getting into Clemson...


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